Prince George's Community College College Participates in President Obama's Community Service Challenge 2012-2013

Courtesy | 8/30/2012, 2:36 p.m.

LARGO, Md.--Prince George's Community College is participating in President Obama's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge for the 2012-2013 academic year. The institution has developed opportunities for the entire campus community to work together on projects that strengthen communities and unite people of diverse cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds. As part of the initiative, Prince George's Community College will host 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - A call to Serve at Prince George's Community College on September 11.

The day of service and remembrance will focus on service and compassion and begin with a Fun Run at 8 a.m. at the Largo campus track to benefit homeless veterans in Prince George's County. Throughout the day, the entire campus community will participate in remembrance tributes, discussions about homelessness and intercultural dialogues about diversity and tolerance. Events include Never Forget: 9/11 Remembrance Tribute, 10:30 a.m. in Rennie Forum in Largo Student Center; PGCC Cares: Creating a Culture of Success, 11:30 a.m. in Rennie Forum; and Learning our Viewpoints, 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2 in Largo Student Center. The observance concludes with Exploring Opportunities to Serve, a service workshop to engage participants about community service, 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2 in Largo Student Center. Throughout the day, students and employees can share their thoughts on a Wall of Remembrance in the Largo Student Center and donate supplies to help students prepare for the semester.

"Being responsive to the needs of our community is important to the work that we do at Prince George's Community College," said Andristine Robinson, director of institutional initiatives at Prince George's Community College. "As we provide opportunities for the college to work collectively to respond to issues of domestic poverty and homelessness, we will also engage the community in meaningful interfaith dialogue," she added.

For more information about the day of service and remembrance activities or the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, contact 301-336-6600.

Prince George's Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George's Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George's Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George's Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.